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Hackers hijack Pentagon social media accounts to post pro-Islamic State messages

Hackers hijack Pentagon social media accounts to post pro-Islamic State messages

By End the Lie Major Pentagon social media accounts were hacked Monday by a group that posted pro-Islamic State messages and threatened American troops. Read more: “Reports: woman hunted by police over Paris attacks left country last week” and “Manhunt for two brothers suspected in Charlie Hebdo attack continues” The group of hackers, which calls […]

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Researchers predicted Social Security numbers using facial recognition

Researchers predicted Social Security numbers using facial recognition

By End the Lie Researchers were able to demonstrate something that seems like pure science fiction: accurately predicting the name and social security numbers of students using facial recognition technology. Read more: “DARPA seeking to create tiny, autonomous drones for urban operations” and “New year brings 23 air strikes on Islamic State targets by US […]

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DARPA seeking to create tiny, autonomous drones for urban operations

DARPA seeking to create tiny, autonomous drones for urban operations

By End the Lie The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is now seeking to develop drones small enough to fly through an open window and fly up to 45 mph indoors, part of a larger push toward smaller autonomous drones. Read more: “New year brings 23 air strikes on Islamic State targets by US […]

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Growth of smart grid in US brings new privacy concerns

Growth of smart grid in US brings new privacy concerns

By End the Lie While the smart grid grows across the United States with 38 million smart meters already installed, critics are pointing to a host of concerns about the potential breaches of privacy enabled by the technology. Read more: “Simple infographic reveals just how much of your private data Android apps collect” and “BP […]

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Simple infographic reveals just how much of your private data Android apps collect

Simple infographic reveals just how much of your private data Android apps collect

By End the Lie While many people may be aware that apps like Facebook collect private information by the truckload, seemingly innocent apps similarly mine a great deal of deeply private data. Read more: “BP traders got insider tips through secret financial chat room” and “Russia’s new military doctrine sets sights on NATO expansion, Ukraine” […]

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Protests erupt after officer shot and killed armed teen near Ferguson, Mo.

Protests erupt after officer shot and killed armed teen near Ferguson, Mo.

By End the Lie After a police officer shot and killed an unarmed teenager on Tuesday just two miles away from Ferguson, Missouri, protests erupted and led to clashes between demonstrators and police. Read more: “Ukrainian parliament moves toward joining NATO, Russian officials slam decision” and “NY Times editorial board calls for investigation of Cheney […]

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NY Times editorial board calls for investigation of Cheney and others for torture

NY Times editorial board calls for investigation of Cheney and others for torture

By End the Lie The editorial board of The New York Times has called for the Obama administration to launch a criminal investigation into former Vice President Dick Cheney and many others’ involvement in the use of torture by the CIA, revealed in the now infamous torture report. Read more: “Privacy will not exist in […]

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US treating Sony hack as ‘serious national security matter,’ considering response

US treating Sony hack as ‘serious national security matter,’ considering response

By End the Lie The response to the hacking of Sony Pictures has escalated significantly, with the U.S. government now saying that it is treating it as a “serious national security matter” and is considering a proportionate response. Read more: “At least 185 kidnapped in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram militants” and “Up to 145 […]

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Hunt for man suspected of killing six in Pennsylvania continues

Hunt for man suspected of killing six in Pennsylvania continues

By End the Lie Bradley William Stone, suspected of killing six people in three different locations in Pennsylvania, continues to evade the grasp of police. Read more: “Russia slams US bill to provide lethal aid to Ukraine as ‘openly confrontational’” and “Torture report: Cheney says he would do it again, emails show CIA officers troubled” […]

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